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AL-KO MH 350-4 PETROL TILLER

; article fully updated September 2017.
The AL-KO MH 350-4 petrol tiller is not one which immediately springs to mind when looking for a budget garden tiller but it has several good points. Firstly, the engine is a Briggs and Stratton and they have been producing engines for many years. They are extremely dependable, getting spare parts is simplicity itself and they are very easily maintained. The 125cc four stroke engine produces a very creditable 2.3bhp, one of the largest for the price.

The handlebars are set at a comfortable angle and, importantly, are adjustable to your height making tilling easier and more comfortable. The weight of the tiller is 26kg / 58lbs which is heavier than most tillers at the economy end of the market. This makes it more difficult to load it in and out of a car but on the plus side the machine is more stable in use.

That extra weight (combined with the high engine power) make it sit better on the ground surface when being used. It's still not capable of tilling compacted soil but it certainly makes easy work of even clay. The tilling width is wider than average at 35cm and the three way adjustable tilling depth goes down as far as 26cm / 10in.


The key facts for the AL-KO MH 350-4 petrol tiller are:

Tilling width
35cm / 14in

Tilling depth
26cm / 10in

Engine
125cc four stroke Briggs and Stratton (1.7kw)

Reversible tines
No

Counter-rotating tines
No

Weight
26kg / 58lbs

Noise level
Not given

Height adjustable handles
Yes

Folding handles
Not known

Forward speeds
1

Reverse speeds
None

Wheels
1 front

Guarantee / warranty
5 years

Price (manufacturer's)
£459 (see end if article for discounted prices).

Postage and packing
Free UK mainland

Description and discounted price
Click here

Al-Ko MH 35-4 petrol tiller

THE GOOD POINTS:

  • Trusted 2.3hp (1.7kw) 125cc Briggs and Stratton engine
     
  • Foldable handles for easier transport
     
  • Height adjustable handles
     
  • Good width and tilling depth
     
  • Reliable Briggs and Stratton engine, easy to maintain and find parts

POINTS TO CONSIDER:

  • Heavier than other machines of this price
     
  • Discount hard to find but the price is low to start with

The user manual for the AL-KO MH 350-4 can be found here.

WHO ARE AL-KO?


AL-KO are a family run German company dating back to 1931. They specialise in high-tech metalwork for garden tools, vehicles and aeronautics.

WHERE TO BUY AN AL-KO MH 350 TILLER


The recommended retail price is £459 and discounts are very difficult to find. The company website occasionally offers a discount. The cheapest we could find it was at Mow Direct for £419.

A buying strategy which often works if you want to buy from your local dealer is to research the lowest price online and then ask if your local supplier will match that. Often they will. To find your local AL-KO dealer click here.

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